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FAQs

Do I have to be religious or attend a faith organization in order to benefit from the services provided by PCS?

No. Clients include people from a wide variety of perspectives and viewpoints. Some clients are very active in their faith traditions, some practice a personal spirituality apart from membership in a religious organization, and others have little or no explicit interest in faith concerns. While staff therapists are trained to explore issues of ultimate meaning and value in a person's life, they do not impose a particular religious viewpoint, practice, or belief system onto a client.

What Does the "Pastoral" Part of Pastoral Counseling Services Mean?

"Pastoral" means the services we offer are nurturing & sensitive to the spiritual viewpoints and values of the client. An important supporting belief in our "pastoral" work is that an individual's spiritual life may be a valuable resource for resolving conflicts, healing wounds, and creating meaning and value in the lives of persons who seek counseling at PCS.

What is Pastoral Psychotherapy?

Pastoral Psychotherapy draws upon resources from spirituality and psychology to assist persons, couples, families, and groups who are seeking growth and change.

Who Are the Staff Members at PCS?

The Center's Clinical Staff consists of the following licensed mental health practitioners:

  • Pastoral Psychotherapists
  • Psychologists
  • Social Workers
  • Mental Health Counselors
  • Licensed Alcohol & Drug Counselors
  • Marriage & Family Counselors

How Do I Get a Referral to PCS?

Primary care physicians, psychiatric nurse practitioners, psychiatrists, therapists, hospitals, medical facilities and insurance companies make referrals to PCS.

Is PCS Covered By My Insurance?

We accept most insurance carriers including Medicare, Medicaid and Tri-Care for Veterans & their families.

How Do I Find the Therapist that Is Right for Me?

Our Vice President of Clinical Services will contact you to make a determination about which therapist would be a good match for you based upon your need.

How Do I Make an Appointment?

Once it has been determined which therapist is an appropriate fit for you, that therapist will contact you to set up your appointment. Plan to arrive 15 minutes early to complete the necessary paperwork.

How Much Does Counseling Cost and How Do I Pay for it?

We have a standard fee of $150 per clinical hour for the initial session and for couples and family counseling. The standard fee for subsequent sessions and for individual counseling is $100 per clinical hour.

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